Home School Support Network for Sonoma County Families

 new_logo Your faithful love is priceless, God!
Humanity finds refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 36.7

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C.H.E.R.P. is your home school link to social  and structured activities in (and around) Sonoma County. Christian Home Educators of Rohnert Park – Cotati welcomes all students, families & friends! You do not need to be a member to participate in events and ongoing activities. Listed on this website are general announcements and a variety of information that our members are encouraged to share. Scroll down to browse our list of activities and ongoing events.

There are lots of exciting opportunities in support of our home school community on the horizon. Follow the information / links below and check back soon for updated details and ongoing information. Membership is FREE! Join our email list and connect online.

 

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ANNUAL EVENTS / CO-OP / PARK DAYS

member referrals / mission-minded / connections / resources

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FRIDAY’S @ BENICIA PARK w/ CHERP

Find us @ Benicia Park in Rohnert Park

12:00PM to 3:00PM / September – June

– weather permitting –

Friend us on FB! CLICK HERE

“Bring a chair, hope to see you there!*”


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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

CLICK HERE for community support info…

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September 16, 2016: Details Coming Soon!

BBQ & Pot-Luck @ Faith Community Church
Open Forum Q & A for Home & Traditionally Schooled Families


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COMMUNITY CO-OP @ FCC

2016 Fall Semester Begins September 9th
Friday’s
@ Faith Community Church from 9AM – 12PM
www.fridayclasses.org

Did you know?

Classical Conversations is coming to Rohnert Park!

nstingley@classicalconversations.com
Support Representative, Bay Area, NorCalWest
702.290.1923
http://www.classicalconversations.com

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online_testing

Do you, or a home school friend need to test?

CLICK HERE for more info…

Connect with Natalia Stingly with any questions!

nstingley@classicalconversations.com
Support Representative, Bay Area, NorCalWest
702.290.1923
http://www.classicalconversations.com


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Need Help with Tutoring? CLICK HERE

 

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Shiloh Step Irish Dance Classes

For Children

Mondays at Le Studio ~ Santa Rosa

534 Mendocino Ave

ages 4-5-6 Beginners 3:30-4:10

ages 6&up New Dancers 4:00-4:45

ages 6&up Ongoing class 4:30-5:30

Hard Shoe Class (teacher Approval) 5:30-6:00

Wednesdays through Town of Windsor Parks and Rec

ages 4-12  Beginner and Intermediate classes

For ADULTS and Teens

Sundays at The Dance Center

56 West Sixth Street, Santa Rosa

all levels 6:00-7:30 pm

for information and registration, please contact:

Suzanne Eraldi  shilohstep@aol.com 707-292-9508

find us on FACEBOOK!!

 

RSCDS-SF-Santa Rosa Presents

Scottish Country Dance

Classes For Youth and Families

Looking for some culture, fun, exercise, to increase your knowledge of music, geography and history, and hang out with some great people?

Whether you’re Scottish or wish you were, join us for a great dance class designed for Youth!

6+years/Families/Adults!

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*BEGINS WED. SEPTEMBER 14, 2016*

Wednesdays

(Sept – June with Beginners’ Ball Father’s Day weekend)

  Cape Breton Step (Hardshoe) 10:15 -11:00 am

Beginning Country Dance  11:00-11:45 am

Experienced Country Dance  11:45 – 12:45 pm

Monroe Hall    1400 W. College Ave      Santa Rosa

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS…

 

 

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ANNUAL PLANNING / OPEN MEETING @ FCC

October 2016 Date TBA
2017-18 Activities Scheduled
Help w/ Filing Private School Affidavit

 

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JUMP INTO JANUARY
2017

January 2017 Date TBA / Faith Community Church
Games, Activities, Food & Fun for Everyone
Guest Speaker: ‘ Tax Talk’ for Home Educators

 

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MUSIC RECITAL

January 2017 Date TBA

 

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

Want to get on our email list?
info@cherpgroup.org

Anyone who is interested to get more involved and help with future events and management of our group, please let us know.
info@cherpgroup.org

There are some new ideas in the works for CHERP, your thoughts are much appreciated. We have such an amazing network of friends, support and social events to enjoy here. =) Please feel welcome to send a message with any ideas or questions, anytime! Stay tuned!

Please let us know if you have announcements, events, messages, resources or group activities that you would like posted to the CHERP website!
info@cherpgroup.org

Connect on Facebook!

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A Guide to Online Homeschooling

The U.S. Department of Education estimates that nearly 1.7 million students are currently homeschooled in the U.S., and these numbers are rising every year. That’s why we’ve recently published a homeschooling guide as a resource for students and families considering homeschooling, building a curriculum and philosophy, and transitioning to college as a homeschooled student.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions about the guide or our website.

Thanks,

Marissa Davis | mdavis@onlineschools.org
Outreach Coordinator | OnlineSchools.org
PO Box 961 | Seattle, WA 98101

At OnlineSchools.org, we believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor. We strive to provide students interested in earning an online degree with the most accurate, comprehensive, and accessible information about accredited online schools at every education level to ensure that they select the best programs to meet their goal. If you would prefer not to receive emails from us in the future, please reply with “Remove” in the subject line.

http://www.onlineschools.org/homeschooling-guide/

LOCAL GROUPS + TROUPES

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Dear Mommies + Friends:

Have you heard about MOPS? This is an incredible group for any mommies with 0-5 year olds, and the older home school kids are welcome too! MOPS meets on Tuesdays at Faith Community Church @ 7352 Boris Court in Rohnert Park. They meet at 9:30 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday’s. Read more about MOPS and our friends from Calvary Church @ www.calvarychapelrp.com.

 

THE GOSPEL PROJECT for KIDS

Your kids will:

Learn each major story in the Bible.
Learn to see the Gospel message through the power of story.
Participate in discipling relationships with teachers and peers…

…and have loads of fun doing it!

Wednesday’s at Faith Community Church in Rohnert Park @ 7352 Boris Court. Registration and check-in at 6:30  – 7:45 p.m. Program begins at 6:45 a.m.

TROOP 101
The first fully chartered Trail Life USA troop in CA!
A place for boys to grow in faith as they learn to WALK WORTHY!

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Visit Trail Life USA to
Find Out More… Start A Troop…  or Get Connected!

Learn more about our Membership Standards and Statement of Faith & Values

OATH

On my honor, I will do my best
To serve God and my country;
To respect authority;
To be a good steward of creation;
And to treat others as I want to be treated.

IMG_7651American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character development, nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. Questions? send a message to 158ahg@gmail.com. Thanks, Tiffany Stenberg
Troop 158 Coordinator

Most guys want exciting outdoor adventure with their friends. We’ve got that! Trips and travel? That, too. Camping. Check. Physical and mental challenge? Yep. And awards? Of course!

Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.

VISION

Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.

MISSION

Our mission is simple and clear: to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.

MOTTO

“Walk Worthy”

Colossians 1:10  “… that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;…”

OATH

On my honor, I will do my best
To serve God and my country;
To respect authority;
To be a good steward of creation;
And to treat others as I want to be treated.

Learn more about our Membership Standards and Statement of Faith & Values

You can find our Program Overview video here and download an introduction to Trail Life USA here: Promotional Tri-Fold Brochure

If you’re interested in starting a Trail Life USA troop, you can do that here

– See more at: http://www.traillifeusa.com/who-we-are/#sthash.LMrvBp6o.dpuf

Member Message

This reminder encourages me as I gratefully embrace another year of serving God by ministering to my family. I hope it will encourage and bless my sisters in Christ, as you are each faithful to God’s calling on you to homeschool!

Having Margin in Your Life… “Just Say No!”
http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/index.html

Can you imagine reading a book where the words went right out to the four edges of the paper? How unsettling that would be to try to read! The margin is there for a purpose. It gives us space to hold the book comfortably. It gives us breathing room to take in all of the words. It provides area for necessities, such as page numbers and chapter titles, reminding us where we are. Why, then, do we feel the need to cram our lives full by trying to accomplish everything that comes along and ‘appears’ to need our attention, then guilt ourselves when we feel overwhelmed?

If there is one thing I have come to realize, it’s that there will ALWAYS be need. You are needed, and that’s wonderful. But, you do NOT need to fulfill every need that is requested of you. Priority is crucial, and you’ve been given a job as mother and teacher of your children. You are also the maker of your home. Keep that pyramid of priority in view, so you can organize the requests into their proper place. Your family is a ministry that has been given to YOU to serve! There will always be time to extend to other ministries when time truly frees up enough. The Bible says that on Day Seven, He rested. Did God need sleep or even rest? Probably not, but I believe He did this as an example to us! He also only gave us 24 hours in a day, and from what I can gather, that ain’t changin’ any time soon!

Margin comes in many areas… How much time do we dedicate to visiting with friends and extended family? How many ministries, commitments, or programs do we participate in? How clean do I expect my house to be? I come from a house where my mother was a STICKLER for clean everything. She used to hang sheets to dry in the summer, …and iron them! She loved the smell of the outdoors and the pressed lines. That was fine for her, but I’m lucky if I get the sheets changed once a month! And although dinner was always on the table at 5:30 and the kitchen fully scrubbed down within a half hour after dinner, I consider it successful that we eat some time before bedtime and the food is put away. The dishes may not always be completely taken care of, but we almost always eat together, and often with anyone who happens to be over at the time. I had to pick and choose what battles to take on, just as I did with the children since they were toddlers. Like I mentioned before, there will only ever be 24 hours in the day, as long as we are on this earth, and spending them wisely is a challenge in itself. Consider what it important to yourself and YOUR family, and once you’ve determined what you can truly handle, remember to add margin. Do not embrace guilt in using the world “no,” or at the very least, “not at this time.” You (and your nerves… and most likely your family!) will be thankful later!